Pampanga

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Pampanga
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities19
Barangays [note]505
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Area (2007) [note]2,002.20 km2 (773.05 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]2,198,110
Density (2015) [note]1,098 / km2 (2,843 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Pampanga is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of San Fernando.

The province has a land area of 2,002.20 square kilometers or 773.05 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,198,110. This represented 19.59% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 3.82% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 2.18% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,098 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,843 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Pampanga is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Manila Bay, Bataan, and Zambales.

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Local government units

Pampanga has 19 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 505. The City of Angeles is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Apalitmunicipality107,965101,5371.18%61.47 km2 (23.73 sq mi)1,756 / km2 (4,550 / sq mi)12
Arayatmunicipality133,492121,3481.83%134.48 km2 (51.92 sq mi)993 / km2 (2,571 / sq mi)30
Bacolormunicipality39,46031,5084.38%71.70 km2 (27.68 sq mi)550 / km2 (1,426 / sq mi)21
Candabamunicipality111,586102,3991.65%176.40 km2 (68.11 sq mi)633 / km2 (1,638 / sq mi)33
Floridablancamunicipality125,163110,8462.34%175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)713 / km2 (1,847 / sq mi)33
Guaguamunicipality117,430111,1991.04%48.67 km2 (18.79 sq mi)2,413 / km2 (6,250 / sq mi)31
Lubaomunicipality160,838150,8431.23%155.77 km2 (60.14 sq mi)1,033 / km2 (2,674 / sq mi)44
Mabalacatcity (CC)250,799215,6102.92%83.18 km2 (32.12 sq mi)3,015 / km2 (7,808 / sq mi)27
Macabebemunicipality75,85070,7771.33%105.16 km2 (40.60 sq mi)721 / km2 (1,868 / sq mi)25
Magalangmunicipality113,147103,5971.69%97.32 km2 (37.58 sq mi)1,163 / km2 (3,011 / sq mi)27
Masantolmunicipality57,06352,4071.63%48.25 km2 (18.63 sq mi)1,183 / km2 (3,063 / sq mi)26
Mexicomunicipality154,624146,8510.99%117.41 km2 (45.33 sq mi)1,317 / km2 (3,411 / sq mi)43
Minalinmunicipality47,71344,0011.55%48.27 km2 (18.64 sq mi)988 / km2 (2,560 / sq mi)15
Poracmunicipality124,381111,4412.11%314.00 km2 (121.24 sq mi)396 / km2 (1,026 / sq mi)29
San Fernandocity (CC), capital, regional center306,659285,9121.34%67.74 km2 (26.15 sq mi)4,527 / km2 (11,727 / sq mi)35
San Luismunicipality54,10649,3111.78%56.83 km2 (21.94 sq mi)952 / km2 (2,466 / sq mi)17
San Simonmunicipality53,19848,3531.83%57.37 km2 (22.15 sq mi)927 / km2 (2,402 / sq mi)14
Santa Anamunicipality55,17852,0011.14%39.84 km2 (15.38 sq mi)1,385 / km2 (3,588 / sq mi)14
Santa Ritamunicipality40,97938,7621.06%29.76 km2 (11.49 sq mi)1,377 / km2 (3,566 / sq mi)10
Santo Tomasmunicipality40,47538,0621.18%21.30 km2 (8.22 sq mi)1,900 / km2 (4,924 / sq mi)7
Sasmuanmunicipality28,00427,2540.52%91.80 km2 (35.44 sq mi)305 / km2 (790 / sq mi)12
Pampanga Total2,198,1102,014,0191.68%2,002.20 km2 (773.05 sq mi)1,098 / km2 (2,843 / sq mi)505

Historical population

The population of Pampanga grew from 541,359 in 1960 to 2,198,110 in 2015, an increase of 1,656,751 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.68%, or an increase of 184,091 people, from the previous population of 2,014,019 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
213,108
219,0500.17%
313,5921.81%
339,4760.82%
541,3594.19%
772,7313.54%
891,0002.90%
992,7562.19%
1,295,9292.70%
1,401,7561.48%
1,614,9423.08%
1,911,9512.36%
2,014,0191.91%
2,198,1101.68%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Pampanga as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • JASA/MNR Flyover
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA)
  • Manila North Road

Secondary Roads

  • Angeles-Porac-Floridablanca-Dinalupihan Road
  • Arayat-Magalang-Mabalacat Road
  • Concepcion-Capas Road
  • Dau/NLEX-MNR Road
  • Friendship Circumferential Road (West Circumferential Road)
  • Old Manila North Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Apalit-Macabebe-Masantol Road
  • Arayat-Magalang Road
  • Bahay Pare-San Luis-Santo Domingo Road
  • Baliwag-Candaba-Santa Ana Road
  • Camp Dau Road
  • Candaba-San Miguel Road
  • Lubao Diversion Road
  • Mount Arayat National Park Road
  • Northwest Diversion Road
  • San Antonio-Floridablanca Road
  • San Fernando-Lagundi Road
  • San Fernando-Lubao Road
  • San Simon-Baliwag Road
  • San Vicente-Apalit Road
  • Santo Tomas-Minalin Road (Minalin Tail Dike Section)
  • Santo Tomas-Minalin Road (Minalin-Macabebe Section)
  • Sasmuan-Lubao Road
  • Tulauc-Santo Domingo Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,198,110, ranked 9 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 773.05 square kilometers, ranked 64 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 1,098 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 5 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.68%, ranked 23 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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